The Red Devils are now 14th in the Premier League table, just five points clear of the drop zone and a whopping 11 points behind fourth-place Leicester after 11 fixtures.
And then, in the seventeenth minute of the match, the unthinkable happened - as the 23-year-old opened the scoring for Manchester United.
Hosting Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, United named a strong starting XI to give themselves the best chance of clinching their spot in the Round of 32.
"Yes, the cups are important, but so is the league", Fred told MUTV. Manchester United have chose to completely defend and keep establishing themselves in their side of the park in their matches, a narrative which could easily see this match end up as a torrid 0-0 show. Did the little things well, but that's not going to be enough in the bigger games. "I don't like to put a timescale on it but we are looking at Christmas".
Manchester United have sent scouts to watch the Leeds duo over the course of the new campaign, and a source from the Red Devils has apparently told Football Insider that the pair are "blowing away" their admirers with a string of excellent performances. They have been backing us through this hard period and hopefully we can continue [our] good home form.
"Against Brighton, it'll be no different, it'll be a tough game, but we're Manchester United". They can't break down teams with the ball, so they're better off just not trying. It includes a clinical 2-0 win over Norwich City in their encounter last weekend, a performance which perfectly allured towards our aforementioned narrative of the gameplan taken to the by the side this season.
The hosts played to their strengths and actually seemed to be attacking with objective, which hasn't been the case in many games this season.
United can not afford to drop any more points before the worldwide break, with a tough trip to Brammall Lane to face Sheffield United up next on November 24.